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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  DP applauds Gen Muhoozi for rescuing stranded Ugandans from Sudan
πŸ“ŒThe Democratic Party (DP) has applauded President Yoweri Museveni and Senior Presidential advisor for Special Operations Gen Muhoozi Keinerugaba for showing responsibility towards Ugandans who were stranded in the Sudan war,Β  and rescuing them. The President of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) Ismail Kirya said President Museveni showed a good gesture and true Pan Africanism and that “every country should always care for her citizens especially in such critical times.”

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  Government pledges to repatriate remaining 50 Ugandans from Sudan
πŸ“Œ The Government of Uganda,Β  following the rescue of 211 Ugandans who included students, businessmen and women from Sudan, has said that efforts to rescue the remaining 50 still stuck in Sudan are underway. Uganda’s ambassador to Sudan, Yahaya Ssemundu says that no Ugandan has been reported dead and that all the remaining will be rescued. The first batch to be rescued came aboard Uganda airlines from Ethiopia on Thursday. They were welcomed by Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Presidential advisor on special operations.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  Speaker Among mediates rivalling religious factions in Teso sub region
πŸ“Œ The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has mediated a religious conflict that had caused rivalism in Teso Sub region since 2019. The conflict had for a long time divided Christians of the Church of Uganda’s Kumi Diocese led by Rt Rev Okwii Esakha against those of the Reform Anglican Church led by Rt Rev Charles Okunya. This prompted the Speaker to convene a meeting between the rival leaders with the view of reaching an agreeable solution.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  SOROTI: Two students returning home for holiday die in motor crash
πŸ“ŒPolice in Soroti is investigating the cause of an accident that led to the death of two students of Arengesiep Secondary School, with others injured. According to East Kyoga regional police spokesperson Oscar Ageca, the driver of Fuso Truck Reg. No. UBE 899C transporting studentsΒ  lost control on Wednesday evening before it overturned in Gweri Sub County. Ageca said that 42 persons injured were seven male adults, eight female adults, 17 female juveniles and 10 male juveniles from Nabilatuk DistrictΒ  heading to Teso for holidays. The injured were taken to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MOROTO: Two women stabbed to death over land wrangle
πŸ“ŒTwo women were Thursday morning killed in Katanga village in Moroto District over a land wrangle. According to Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto regional police spokesperson, one Losike Peter, the suspect stabbed Nakoru Anna and her mother Lopido Maritina 56, both residents of Kanakomli Cell, Campswahil Chin Ward in South Division, Moroto Municipality. The deceased had gone to the disputed land to collect white ants. Police are hunting for Losike who is still at large.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUKOMANSIMBI: Government delivers PDM funds worth Shs1.2 Billion
πŸ“Œ Bukomansimbi District has received Shs1.2 Billion for Parish Development Model funds at the launch that took place at St. Jude playground in Bukomansimbi Town Council. Mrs Jane Francis Kagayi, the Resident District Commissioner who presided over the occasion advised people to utilise the funds irrespective of their political affiliations.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KAPCHORWA: Government donate tractors to women
πŸ“ŒThe Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in a bid to support and inspire women in agriculture in Kapchorwa,Β  donated to them a tractor.Β  The tractor was delivered by Kapchorwa Woman MP Hon. Chemutai Phillis on Wednesday at the district headquarters witnessed by Kapchorwa Resident District Commissioner Mrs. Tezira Jamwa. A group of 35 members signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry to ensure its proper use and safety.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  MASAKA: Police releases prisoners due to congestion
πŸ“ŒPolice in Masaka has released some prisonersΒ  accused of petty crimes on police bond due to congestion in the prison cells. According to the Masaka Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, there has been an increasing worry of prisoners getting several diseases due to their large numbers. The prisoners will be reporting from home as the judge in charge has not been around for a while to try them for their petty crimes.

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🌍  KENYA: Cult death toll rises to 95 as Government sets curfew
πŸ“ŒThe latest death toll in Kenya’s cult Good News International Church led by Paul Mackenzi has risen to 95 as the Government announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the ranch owned by a cultist who is accused of ordering his followers to fast to death ‘to meet Jesus’. Pastor Makenzi, who was arrested for allegedly directing his followers to fast to death in order to meet Jesus, remains in police custody until at least May 2. Police say they took 22 people into custody during Wednesday’s search and rescue operation.

🌍  TANZANIA: President Kagame meets Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu in a 2-day State visit
πŸ“Œ Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has Thursday met his counterpart President Samia Suluhu Hassan in Tanzania in a two-day working visit. His visit comes amid simmering tensions between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), both of which share borders with Tanzania. The peace talks between Ethiopia’s federal government and the rebel Oromo Liberation Army in Zanzibar archipelago is also said to be on the agenda for the two Presidents.

🌍 CHINA: Xi Jinping sends relief,  special envoy to Ukraine
πŸ“ŒChina has sent repeated batches of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, as well as a special envoy of the Chinese government on Eurasian matters to Ukraine and other nations to have in-depth discussions with all parties towards the political resolution of the Ukraine problem. This comes after the Chinese President brokered a peace accord between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia, and now it appears that another peace agreement may be struck following a phone discussion between President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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